Frederik Pohl was born 26 November 1919, and died 2 September 2013
Frederik Pohl Quotes
- You can’t really predict the future. All you can do is invent it.
- I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people’s recollections, which change with time.
- I did that for 40 years or more. I never had any writer’s block. I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter – now, computer – lit up a cigarette.
- The greatest challenge facing the human race is learning restraint.
- When I sit down to the feast of life … I’m so busy planning on how to pick up the check, and wondering what the other people think of me for paying it, and wondering if I have enough money in my pocket to pay the bill, that I don’t get around to eating.
- A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.
- That’s really what SF is all about, you know: the big reality that pervades the real world we live in: the reality of change. Science fiction is the very literature of change. In fact, it is the only such literature we have.
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